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Greensboro / North Carolina State Statistics
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NORTH CAROLINA  
GREENSBORO  
AREA 53,821 sq miles (29th) (Land) 48,708 sq. miles (Water) 5,103 sq. miles
CAPITAL Raleigh
FAMOUS DATES Entered Union (rank): Nov. 21, 1789 (12) , Present constitution adopted: 1971
LOCATION 35.821N, 078.658W
MEAN ELEVATION 700 ft
HIGHEST POINT Mt. Mitchell; 6,684 feet, 16th
LOWEST POINT Atlantic coast; sea level, 3rd
COUNTIES 100
COASTLINE 301 miles
GEOGRAPHIC CENTER in Chatham
STATE FOSSIL  
STATE GRASS  
STATE REPTILE eastern box turtle (1979)
STATE ROCK granite (1979)
STATE GEMSTONE emerald (1973)
STATE FLAG That the flag of North Carolina shall consist of a blue union, containing in the center thereof a white star with the letter N in gilt on the left and the letter C in gilt on the right of said star, the circle containing the same to be one-third the width of the union. The fly of the flag shall consist of two equally proportioned bars; the upper bar to be red, the lower bar to be white; that the length of the bars horizontally shall be equal to the perpendicular length of the union, and the total length of the flag shall be one-third more than its width. That above the star in the center of the union there shall be a gilt scroll in semi-circular form, containing in black letters this inscription "May 20th, 1775," and that below the star there shall be a similar scroll containing in black letters the inscription: "April 12th, 1776."
STATE COLORS red and blue (1945)
STATE SEAL  
STATE SLOGAN Tobacco Is A Vegetable
STATE MOTTO Esse quam videri To be, rather than to seem
STATE SONG The Old North State
STATE TREE Longleaf Pine Pinus
STATE BIRD Cardinal
STATE ANIMAL Grey Squirrel (Mammal)
STATE FISH  
STATE METAL  
STATE NICKNAMES Old North State / Tar Heel State
STATE FLOWER Dogwood Cornus florida
BORDERING STATES Georgia South Carolina Tennessee Virginia

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